Audio Teaching: The Four Preliminary Foundations – Part 1: Precious Human Life by Ani Rinchen Khandro


This audio teaching was recorded at Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh on Sunday January 15th, 2017. The audio is in mp3 format, split into 2 files, and runs for 4 hours.


The Four Preliminary Foundations, sometimes called the Four Thoughts or Four Ways of Opening the Mind, are the essential topics for study, reflection and meditation which open the mind to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world. Applying them in daily life is of great benefit and paves the way to highest Mahamudra teachings that form the Buddhist view and ultimately leads to liberation.

In part one of this four part course, Ani Rinchen Khandro explores Precious Human Life: its rarity, fragility and the unique opportunity it provides for us to realise our full potential.

Listen to an excerpt

In English.
Running time: 4 hours
Format: mp3 file